If you ever voted, watched a movie, read a poem, spoke a language, you can thank the Greeks. Ancient Greece gave the beginnings to creativity, art, architecture, literature, and theatre, basically to most cultural activities. But include into these major achievements, food, and beauty. The country steeped in so much cultural history is still bringing newness to us, so read more about caring for your skin, with thanks to a new skincare regime from Greece, here in Kear For Your Skin
Ancient Greeks believed that nature is the perfect inspiration for art, but their concept of creativity was not free of boundaries. Painters, musicians, actors had to create within a set of rules. Except for poets. Poetry was a ‘free-from-law’ form of art.
Regardless of that, Ancient Greeks always tried to show perfection. They loved physical beauty and creativity. They wanted to create lifelike images of nearly perfect humans. This can be seen in their painting, sculptures.
As a result of this desire for perfection, Ancient Greeks were very early adaptors of skincare. They always tried to find new ways to improve their appearance in compliance with the natural ageing process and what the Earth gave to them.
Cosmetics were an important part of life and culture. The word ‘kosmetikos’ means a sense of harmony, order, and tranquillity. That is what they wanted to achieve by taking care of themselves.
Nowadays, we are looking towards achieving a level of peace within ourselves. The current situation of the world may allow us all to take a little more time for ourselves. Although it might not seem like much, it is necessary to take care of our skin. Not just for the sake of being pretty, but for the sake of taking care of our minds and our souls.
This thought of taking care of yourself connects Ancient Greece with the current world.
Kear, Greek skincare brand that uses the ideas of Ancient Greece in their products. Most importantly, they use the same two main ingredients Greeks used – olive oil and beeswax.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Therefore, it nourishes the skin, reinforces its elasticity, and protects the skin against skin-aging. Beeswax leaves a layer on top of the skin to protect it from daily challenges. These two products connected with additional goods from nature can create an incredibly good mix for our skin. Knowing that the product is all-natural and good for us and the Earth is calming for our consciousness.
The Antioxidant Face Balm combines two mentioned earlier ingredients, with sea-buckthorn berry oil, hippophae, propils and orange. Therefore it protects the skin before the natural ageing process, UV light exposure, pollution and toxicity. Additionally, to that, the ingredients allow the skin to be moisturized and leave it bright and vibrant throughout the whole day.
The AgeDefying Face Balm is a combination of olive oil, beeswax, calendula, hippophae, red vine, propolis and orange. This blend of ingredients soothes and regenerates the skin, fights the damage and allows velvety, glowing, moisturised skin.
However, it’s not only about the face, it’s about the whole body. When we take care of it, we are getting one step closer to achieving the harmony that the Ancient Greeks strove to.
That’s why Kear came out with their Plant Heroes Body Balm. Again, the main ingredients – olive oil and beeswax combined with chamomile, calendula and St. John’s Wort moisturise and rejuvenate skin cells. In addition to that, vitamins from the ingredients protect the skin’s DNA and keep it youthful and glowing.
Soothing Body Balm is a combination of olive oil, beeswax, arnica, orange and sweet almond oil calms the body down and allows it to soothe down after struggles of everyday life. Moreover, this body balm revives tired and aching muscles, helps with healthy circulation and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Most importantly, Kear products are exclusively made in Greece from what nature gives us every day. They honour the heritage of their ancestors by following their advice and help us achieve the peace, harmony and love that Ancient Greeks hoped to achieve when they started taking care of themselves.
You can find out more about them and their products here.